It has been a long time since I I was that addicted to a multiplayer shooter. The game back then was Unreal Tournament and I have yet to witness a game as addictive, as fun and exciting as the original UT 99. Team Fortress 2 could be that game judging from the trailers, class videos and gameplay movies that I have seen so far.
I could tell you how great I think the artwork is, how I like the maps, the characters but to be honest, it comes all down to one element and that is fun. It looks to be fun to play, not taking itself that seriously like all those other WWII shooters and Good Cop Bad Terrorist ones. I played them all and find all new ones incredibly boring. They come with better graphics and the same shitty gameplay.
In Team Fortress 2 you take on the role of one of nine characters all with their distinctive strengths and weaknesses. The following character movies have already been released that can be played in Team Fortress 2:
Heavy Weapons Guy:
Short Team Fortress 2 Teaser with all characters:
The movies are really incredible if you ask me but that is nothing compared to the gameplay movies. Take a look at some of the first Team Fortress 2 ingame movies that have been released:
I will definitely buy The Orange Box of Half-life 2 that includes Team Fortress 2 plus Half-life 2 Episode 2 and that portals game. Will be awesome for sure. What about you, will you buy Team Fortress 2?
Update: Team Fortress 2 is one of the best shooters that I ever played. It is addictive and fairly competitive at the same time. The items that you can find add to the excitement and while I do not agree with all of it, like the concentration on pumping out new store items to get users to buy them, I find it incredible that the game is offered for free, and that the free version of Team Fortress offers anything you need to play in the game and compete against free and paying players.
Check out Team Fortress 2 for additional information and downloads. Valve is putting out new contents regularly which often brings along new game modes, weapons or maps that you can play.
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